Annex Turtle Hotori An

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Average rate: $63 - Hotel class: 2 stars
8-28 Takumi-cho, Nikko, Japan
Annex Turtle Hotori An - Simple breakfast
Annex Turtle Hotori An - Another view of our room
Annex Turtle Hotori An - Our cosy room
Annex Turtle Hotori An - Turtle Inn Annexe - Hotari An
Annex Turtle Hotori An - Turtle Inn Annexe - Hotari An

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Annex Turtle Hotori An Nikko Reviews

Toonsarah Toonsarah
566 reviews
Riverside setting Oct 18, 2013
We stayed two nights at this friendly family-run guesthouse on the western fringes of Nikko, near the Kanmangafuchi Abyss. It is an annexe of the nearby Turtle Inn and newer than it, with a pleasant location right besides the river. Our Japanese style room overlooked this river and we could hear its waters clearly as we lay on our cosy futons. There is also at least one Western style room.

The room was en suite but the guesthouse also has an onsen (indoors but overlooking the river) which can be used privately for a 20 minute spell – ample time for a soak in the hot waters. There’s no booking system; you simply wait for it to be free and then hang an ‘occupied’ sign on the door. After a day spent seeing the sights in the rather chilly weather we experienced here, this was a great treat.

Breakfast was included in our stay though I believe you can also book room only. It consists of fruit, an egg, and toast (including a delicious raisin bread) – simple but adequate. There’s tea and coffee on tap, and even those not on the breakfast tariff can help themselves to the former. The inn has free wifi for guests, there’s information available about sightseeing in Nikko and surroundings and the staff are friendly, speaking some limited English. The lady who welcomed us gave us some useful tips about restaurants in the area, and when we left was happy to order a taxi for us to go to the station.

The one drawback is that it is about 15 minutes’ walk from the shrines (but no hotel is very near these), about 20 minutes from the top end of the main street and more like 40 minutes from the station. The nearest restaurants, just two of them, are about ten minutes away – a Chinese, which we didn’t try, and the Bell, which we did (see separate review). There’s also a small grocery shop near these. For everything else you have to go into the centre which will take about 30 minutes on foot or cost about 600¥ by taxi. There is a bus service from the main road about 15 minutes away but we didn’t use that as we walked everywhere apart from to and from the station when carrying bags, when we used taxis. On the plus side it’s very handy for the Kanmangafuchi Abyss. For us the quiet and pleasant location, and the pleasure of walking Nikko’s residential streets, more than made up for the distance from town but it’s something to consider before booking.
Turtle Inn Annexe - Hotari An
Our cosy room
Another view of our room
Simple breakfast
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Annex Turtle Hotori An Overview

Located in the city of Nikko, the Annex Turtle Hotori An is an ideal point to begin your exploration to the shrines and temples of Nikko such as the Toshogu Shrine, Rinnoji Temple, Futarasan Shrine and other entertaining theme parks.

This property offers beautifully appointed rooms that are equipped with standard amenities and all the comforts to give you a feel of being at home.

This property does not have restaurant facility.

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